Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall "Salt Dough"...

Salt Dough... a fun, easy and inexpensive lil' craft project.  These pictures are from 4 years ago but I pulled them back out to share  with you.  I still get lots of e-mails about my salt dough ornaments so here goes the "how to".
 
 
2 c. All Purpose Flour
1 c. Salt
1 c. Water
 
Mix the salt and flour then add water.
Add a lil' flour if sticky, a lil' extra water if to dry.
 
 
Shape using your hands or cookie cutters - these are all free form.
 
 
Add details with toothpicks and insert wire at this time.
 
 
Bake at 325 degrees for 1.5 hours.  Adjust if necessary depending on thickness.
 
 
Paint to your liking...
 
 
Then glaze for a "not so harsh" look.  Spray with polyurethane to seal.
 
 
 
Ta Da - that's it!  Great bowl fillers, ornaments, package tie-ons, gifts  - well, the list goes on and on!
 
Salt dough is great fun for kids as well as us "Big" kids too.
 
Have Fun and Happy Fall!
 
 

4 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- Thanks for posting this recipe. I had kind of forgotten about it and when my kids were little we made lots of salt dough ornaments. I bet my grandgirls would just LOVE making these. I LOVE those pumpkins. So cute! xo Diana

linda eller said...

Two of my little granddaughters would love to make ornaments like this, so am sending their Mother the recipe. Thanks,

Melinda said...

Oh yea, this looks like fun.
I remember these from the past
posting. I think thi year might be a good year to do the with my students.

M : )

mzzbev said...

Thanks for the recipe! I've always wanted it. Question: what kind of paint did you use? Thanks again!